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The Fury (1978)

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DVD Release Date
• R1: Sep 4, 2001

Budget $5,500,000

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Running Time
1 hour, 58 minutes

Country USA

Studio 20th Century Fox

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• The Fury
• Teufelskreis Alpha (1979)

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Genre: Thriller, Horror, Psychic, Revenge, Suspense, Supernatural, Spy, Kidnapping, Cult Classic, Gore, Terrorism

Tagline: An experince in terror and suspence.

Plot: Former government agent Peter Sandza (Douglas) searches for his son, kidnapped by a complex government agency hoping to exploit the young man's telekinetic powers for their own ends. Meanwhile a young woman, Gillian (Irving), begins to display her own psychic abilities and goes to live at a mysterious research facility. Gillian and Sandza team up to find his son before the evil conspirators (led by a ruthless John Cassavetes) make him one of them. One of Brian DePalma's most kinetic movies includes elements of thrillers and horror movies combined into a satisfying visual feast.

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 External Reviews
external linkIt's as dull as a TV movie, except for one kick-ass scene at the end where John Cassavettes' entire body explodes—a must-see moment in film history.

 Directed by
Brian De Palma
Mission: Impossible, The Untouchables, Scarface
 Written by
John Farris
A Better Way to Die, Dear Dead Delilah
Kirk Douglas
Spartacus, Paths of Glory, Out of the Past
John Cassavetes
Rosemary's Baby, The Dirty Dozen, Terror in the Aisles
Amy Irving
Traffic, Hide and Seek, Carrie
Andrew Stevens
10 to Midnight, Death Hunt, The Boys in Company C
Carrie Snodgress
Wild Things, Pale Rider, The Forsaken
Charles Durning
O Brother, Where Art Thou?, The Sting, Tootsie
Fiona Lewis
Innerspace, The Fearless Vampire Killers, Dr. Phibes Rises Again
 Music By
John Williams
Saving Private Ryan, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back, Schindler's List

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